Set For Third Term As PM, Vows To Deliver On Promises

Imran Khan’s PTI Marks Impressive Entry


Islamabad/Lahore, May 12: Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his PML-N party taking an unassailable lead over its rivals in landmark general elections on Saturday, in a triumphant comeback after being toppled in a coup and sent into exile. Trends More

Omar Abdullah urges Nawaz to resolve K-issue

‘People Here Should Take Cue From Pakistan Voters, Ignore Boycott Calls’


Trikolbal (Pattan), May 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday congratulated Nawaz Sharif who is set to return to power in Pakistan after taking an unassailable lead over its rivals in landmark general elections on Saturday. Omar reminded Sharif of the initiatives he had taken during his earlier More

Separatists,mainstream seek peace,resolution process revival


Srinagar, May 12: The victory of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chairman Nawaz Sharif in the Saturday’s historic elections in Pakistan have prompted J&K’s mainstream and separatist camps to maintain that the “threads of peace-process and steps aimed at Kashmir resolution that were left midway should More

Manmohan felicitates Sharif, invites him to India

BJP Hails Democratic Transition


New Delhi, May 12: Reaching out to the new government in Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated Nawaz Sharif and his party PML(N) for their emphatic victory in elections and conveyed desire to work with him to chart "a new course" in India-Pakistan relations. Singh also More

Eye on 2014, Mehbooba sees ‘winds of change from Lakhanpur to Salamabad'

People Looking With Great Hope And Expectations At PDP : Dr Samir Kaul

Kathair Gund (Chrar-I-Sharief), May 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said the youth are emerging as the party’s greatest strength as “they see their aspirations and just concerns being adequately accommodated in PDP’s pro-people agenda.” She said with youth More

Winds of change blowing across Kashmir: Sajad Lone

Kupwara, May 12: Peoples’ Conference (PC) Chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Sunday said that winds of change were blowing across the Valley and his party would emerge as a strong and morally acceptable political alternative to the existing political culture “which is based on nepotism, corruption and the More

  • Briefs

2 die in road accidents

Srinagar, May 12: two persons died in different road accidents across Kashmir, a police spokesman said on Sunday. He said a tractor driven by Javid Ahmad Beigh, turned turtle near Wali Waterhail, More

  • News

Use services of nurses for better healthcare in rural areas: Prez

6 nursing colleges to start functioning by this year end, says Azad

New Delhi, May 12: President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested effective utilisation of the services of nurses beyond their traditional domain to help improve health services in rural areas where there More

  • Opinion

Stifling Dissent

It's all about freedom of speech and expression



Long before. Almost a century back our forefathers had started struggle for right to dissent and free speech. The then feudal rulers who had purchased the land and people   as merchandise from More

  • Interview

‘Big challenge ahead for Pakistan’ — Nawaz Sharif

RAJ CHENGAPPA Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, talks to Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N President and former Prime Minister, in Lahore on the day of polling:


ON Saturday, while the rest of Pakistan was in a whirl, Nawaz Sharif was a study in calm. The former Pakistan Prime Minister, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League-N, chose to spend a relaxed morning at More

  • Letters

IPL debut

Parvez Rasool's debut in IPl will provide a sense of inspiration for every talented cricketer in Kashmir. Irshad-ul-Hassan irshadulhassan@rediffmail.com More

  • Editorial

Change in Pakistan

Pakistanis voted overwhelmingly in a historic election that for the first time in the country’s history saw a peaceful transition from one elected government to another. Pakistan Muslim League (N)’s chief More

  • Business

Kashmir-based pharmaceutical company eyeing Kazakhstan market

‘Valley best suited for medicine manufacturing’


Pulwama, May 12: Kashmir-based Protech Biopharma Private Limited, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, after covering many foreign markets, is now eyeing Kazakhstan. The company recently received More

  • Sports

D H Pora playfield inaugurated

Srinagar, May 12: Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo today inaugurated late Wali Mohammad Itoo play filed at the Dhamal Hanjipora in district Kulgam. Sakina said the development of local playfield More

  • Kashmir

JCC calls for state-wide protests on May 23


Srinagar, May 12: As the face-off between the government and employees continues, the Joint Consultative Committee Sunday called for state-wide protest demonstrations on May 23 (Thursday) in all districts More

  • Srinagar City


If Aarushi case was handed over to CBI within days, why not the old City mystery for years?


Srinagar, May 12: A three-year-old boy on coming back home from school happily goes out to buy candies from a nearby shop never to return. Six years on, there’s no breakthrough.  Was the kid killed More

  • Jammu

10,000 tents for quake victims: Kichloo thanks Centre

Kishtwar, May 12: Minister of State for Industries and Commerce and Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, today welcomed the Centre’s decision of sanctioning 10,000 tents for earthquake-affected areas of erstwhile More

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